Patents by Inventor Lincoln T. Dale

Lincoln T. Dale has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10999145
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein to enable physical topology independent dynamic insertion of a service device into a network. One embodiment provides for a network system comprising a set of network elements to interconnect a set of host devices, the set of network elements having a physical topology defined by the physical links between network elements in the set of network elements and a logical topology defined by a flow of network data between a network service device and a client of the network service device, wherein the physical topology differs from the logical topology, and a network management device including a service policy module to monitor a service policy of the network service device and automatically configure the logical topology of the network elements based on a change in the service policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben C. DeBolle, Anshul Sadana, Lincoln T. Dale
  • Publication number: 20200322219
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein to enable physical topology independent dynamic insertion of a service device into a network. One embodiment provides for a network system comprising a set of network elements to interconnect a set of host devices, the set of network elements having a physical topology defined by the physical links between network elements in the set of network elements and a logical topology defined by a flow of network data between a network service device and a client of the network service device, wherein the physical topology differs from the logical topology, and a network management device including a service policy module to monitor a service policy of the network service device and automatically configure the logical topology of the network elements based on a change in the service policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Ben C. DeBolle, Anshul Sadana, Lincoln T. Dale
  • Patent number: 10728096
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein to enable physical topology independent dynamic insertion of a service device into a network. One embodiment provides for a network system comprising a set of network elements to interconnect a set of host devices, the set of network elements having a physical topology defined by the physical links between network elements in the set of network elements and a logical topology defined by a flow of network data between a network service device and a client of the network service device, wherein the physical topology differs from the logical topology, and a network management device including a service policy module to monitor a service policy of the network service device and automatically configure the logical topology of the network elements based on a change in the service policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben C. DeBolle, Anshul Sadana, Lincoln T. Dale
  • Patent number: 10341185
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein to enable physical topology independent dynamic insertion of a service device into a network. One embodiment provides for a network system comprising a set of network elements to interconnect a set of host devices, the set of network elements having a physical topology defined by the physical links between network elements in the set of network elements, and a network management device including a network management module to monitor and configure the set of network elements, the network management module to configure the set of network elements to enable dynamic insertion of a network service device into the network to logically couple to one or more host devices in the set of host devices to the network service device independently of a location of the one or more host devices and the network service device within the physical topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ARISTA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Lincoln T. Dale, Ben C. DeBolle, Anshul Sadana
  • Publication number: 20170099187
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein to enable physical topology independent dynamic insertion of a service device into a network. One embodiment provides for a network system comprising a set of network elements to interconnect a set of host devices, the set of network elements having a physical topology defined by the physical links between network elements in the set of network elements, and a network management device including a network management module to monitor and configure the set of network elements, the network management module to configure the set of network elements to enable dynamic insertion of a network service device into the network to logically couple to one or more host devices in the set of host devices to the network service device independently of a location of the one or more host devices and the network service device within the physical topology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Lincoln T. Dale, Ben C. DeBolle, Anshul Sadana
  • Publication number: 20170099182
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein to enable physical topology independent dynamic insertion of a service device into a network. One embodiment provides for a network system comprising a set of network elements to interconnect a set of host devices, the set of network elements having a physical topology defined by the physical links between network elements in the set of network elements and a logical topology defined by a flow of network data between a network service device and a client of the network service device, wherein the physical topology differs from the logical topology, and a network management device including a service policy module to monitor a service policy of the network service device and automatically configure the logical topology of the network elements based on a change in the service policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Ben C. DeBolle, Anshul Sadana, Lincoln T. Dale
  • Patent number: 7720997
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing a service request received from a client are disclosed. When a service request is received, a plurality of packets are transmitted, where each of the plurality of packets identify a different type of service via which to send the corresponding packet. In addition, a mapping of each different type of service to an IP address is preferably maintained, thereby enabling the service request to be processed via an IP address associated with a type of service identified in a first one of the plurality of packets to be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Alan Gourlay, James Anthony Aviani, Jr., Tim Sylvester, Robert Horst Starmer, Lincoln T. Dale